Dry Eye Evaluation

Dry eye syndrome is a chronic and progressive ocular condition that is wildly overlooked and largely ignored. The onset of dry eye syndrome hasĀ  begun earlier in age due to overuse of the hand-held devises. Dry eye syndrome is the eye’s inability to produce sufficient tears and oils to sustain its healthy functions. There are also diseases that affect the function of tear production such as Sjogren’s syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritits, diabetes, and others.

When left untreated, dry eye syndrome can cause pain, blurry vision, red eyes, and even lead to infection. During the dry eye evaluation, we will assess to see if tear and oil production are sufficient. We use special imaging system to measure the quality of oil gland and oil consistency. We also look into the condition of the lid margin. An unhealthy margin will prevent proper release of oil to the eyes.

Dry eye syndrome may not be completely curable but it can be managed successfully. When dry eye syndrome progresses to its advanced/severe stage, it may become irreversible. Please consider getting your eyes checked when you have the following symptoms:

  • Burning, stinging
  • Itching
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Redness
  • Scratchy, gritty feeling
  • Fluctuating or blurry vision
  • Watery eyes
  • Irritation from wind or smoke
  • Light sensitive
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Mucous discharge
  • Lid infection/sties

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